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Cleanup 2013: It's time to clearly identify community consensus

On meta we have a tag to denote frequently asked questions, it is the moderator only bright red tag known as faq. This tag provides us the opportunity to group together our agreed community ...
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When does a question “support piracy and pirated games”?

There's been a lot of talk recently about what it means to support piracy and pirated games. A very recent example is this question, in which a user asks a question that turns out to be a valid ...
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On quality, answers, and the task of moderators

We have flags that we see a lot here, most often "Low Quality" and "Not An Answer". These work great and have been really helpful when you actually beat Community user and they're on posts like: ...
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BioShock Infinite closures on release day

I asked a series of questions on BioShock Infinite very recently (within the last hour), all of which were pummel-closed citing this and that. I understand that it is not yet midnight in America, but ...
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List questions for The Old Republic / MMOs — CW, closure, other?

When I posted Where can I find all the datacrons and what can I get from them?, I got this response: This seems like an overly broad (aka List) question. – Powerlord Dec 17 '11 at 1:26 While not a ...
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Why do people downvote so much here?

I'm not sure if it's just me, but people seem to downvote both questions and answers more frequently here than on any other (popular) SE site like StackOverflow for example. Is it just me or am I ...
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3answers
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Why are moderators or high-rep users quick to vote-close a question on Arqade?

I have experienced this a lot, and I'm sure other users as well. Sometimes the questions are well structured and answer-able but moderators or high-rep users quickly downvote and vote-close the ...
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What questions should be in our meta FAQ?

The tag faq is useful on many sites on this network for creating a list of questions that many users need to know but could never fit in the site FAQ. Arqade is not using that tag to its fullest ...
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What is the point of the 'Not an Answer' flag option for answers?

When flagging answers we have this option: Not an answer This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, ...
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2answers
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How should we handle “why doesn't this game run” questions, when the askers posted specifications do not meet the minimum system requirements?

When I run into a computer based "why doesn't this game run properly" question, I immediately check the users reported system requirements against the minimum system requirements reported by the ...
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2answers
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Flagging “answers” that answer a completely different question

I flagged this answer (10k only) about Minecraft on a question about Minicraft (I think I explicitly mentioned this in the type-in field, as well as in a comment on the post) and it was declined with ...
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2answers
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What do we do with questions that ask you to describe a game?

Recently, there was a question asking what Starbound is and what platforms it is available for. I'll paste it below since it is currently closed and might end up deleted, and since the original user ...
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Why was this question put on hold?

This question was automatically deleted, because it was put on hold and... I am not exactly sure why it was deleted, but my question is mainly why it was put on hold in the first place. closed as ...
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2answers
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Can you rescind a close vote?

I voted to close this question before OP edited the question to focus it considerably. While it's still a terrible question, I no longer think it's too broad, and as we know, close votes aren't super ...
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1answer
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Are questions about item viablility allowed?

I recently asked this question, it was "closed as primarily opinion-based". Why is it considered opinion-based? There are item stats and damage that the marksmen will be doing to be considered, and ...

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